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Joseph's Plane of Many Colors

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Project by DMiller posted 04-03-2018 12:24 AM 1321 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I have had the inspiration to build myself a set of handplanes; here are the two of my most recent ones. The first, which I have named Joseph’s Plane of many colors, is 4.5” long with a 1” blade. I decided to name it this because it reminds me of the Biblical account in Genesis 37 of Joseph’s coat of many colors; hence the name. The second is a little “grooving” plane (5.5” long) named “The Ant.” Its purpose is to place 1/8” x 1/8” groove in wood. Both of the blades are recycled from old edger blades, just like my jointer plane. They work well; the only thing I’m not real great at is sharpening the blades. The planes are made from walnut, mahogany, maple, olivewood, and some type of pine. Both planes are finished with mineral oil and shellac. All comments and questions welcome! Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."





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rustfever

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 12:42 AM

AB=SO=LUTE=LY stunning.

Thanks for sharing your latest project.
Next trip to my shop, I will help you get your mind around sharpening. It is easy, but precise. I am sure that with your enthusiasm and skill, you will be a quick study.
Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 12:37 PM

Definitely Interesting :) nice work.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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PPK

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#3 posted 04-03-2018 01:13 PM

Great work Dale! You’ve got a creative mind, you know that?
What do you/what are you going to use your grooving plane for?

I really like the colors of these planes, as well as your names!

-- Pete

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RLA1974

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#4 posted 04-03-2018 01:37 PM

Looks great. Very clever grooving plane. You definitely are motivating me to try one of these for myself.

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DMiller

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#5 posted 04-03-2018 02:10 PM

Thanks for the encouragement, guys! PPK, as of now i’m not fully sure what i’m going to use the grooving plane for- I made it more because I had some scrap that I couldn’t cut into strips on my chop saw safely. Hopefully i can find a use for it though! RLA1974, go ahead, give making one a try! Thanks for the encouragement!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 08:14 PM

This is a very nice shop made plane.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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DMiller

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#7 posted 04-03-2018 08:28 PM

Thanks Charles!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#8 posted 04-04-2018 12:00 AM

Looks great

-- Woodworking is neat

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#9 posted 04-04-2018 04:35 AM

So cute!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DMiller

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#10 posted 04-04-2018 02:23 PM

Thanks acove and Ivan!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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